Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 3 October 2018

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Toxic Masculinity -A problem for the Church?

Stephen Mattson Sojourners The Church Must Listen to Women

Diocese of London Why open up?

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Celibacy: The Gift of Alone for the Whole Church

Erika Baker ViaMedia.News Lizzie’s Legacy – The Urgent Need for Signposting in Every Church

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I very much approve of the Diocese of London call for open churches. Something that every diocese – and most churches – should support.

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An interesting suggestion from Fr Richard Peers that “I sometimes wonder if the debates about homosexuality are a displacement activity for our problem with heterosexuality, but perhaps the real deflection is from our unbearable alone-ness.”

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Concerning Richard Peers’ article – excellent as it is, as a pointer to the ‘Gift of Celibacy/Virginity’ and its value in the Church; I reckon Fr. Richard would agree that this was – par excellence – exemplified in the life and witness of Blessed Mary, the Mother of Jesus, at the time of her Conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit. However, though Jesus did. indeed, speak of ‘eunuchs’ (virgins?) ‘for the sake of God’s Kingdom’, he did not indicate that this was the only way of avoiding the joys of procreation. There are other ‘eunuchs’ who, with no other… Read more »